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Updates

 

 


Zoom tutoring will become available in September, 2020. 

 

A UT EID is required to access tutor sessions.

 


FALL 2020 ZOOM TUTORING


 

Tutoring for Students enrolled in: 

BCH 369/BCH 339F

Bio 311C/BIO 311D, BIO 325

CH 301/CH 302, CH 320M/CH 320N

  


Zoom etiquette:

1. Be sure to mute your mic whenever you are not speaking.

2. Consider muting your video if you are completing a non-Zoom related task.

3. Close unneeded applications on your computer to keep the video optimally functioning.

4. You might want to use a headset with an external mic for best hearing and speaking capabilities.

5. When you are speaking, let others know that you are finished.

6. If you want to speak, use the “raise hand” feature that is available at the bottom center of your screen.
 
7. You can ask questions using the “Chat” feature on the bottom and center of your screen.
 
8. Be mindful of your background lighting. 
 
9. Be sure that there is nothing visually distracting.
 
10. Remember to sign out or “leave the meeting” when the session is finished.

  


fall 2020 LOCATION:

 

We are located in the PCL STEM Study Center on the 2nd floor of PCL - through the main entry doors and all the way to the back in Learning Space 1 & 2: 

PCL STEM Spaces 1 and 2


CalcLab tutoring:

For Calculus support, visit the CalcLab!  


 

Physics tutoring:

 

For Physics support, visit Physics!


 

Sanger Learning center STEM Options:

https://ugs.utexas.edu/slc/support/drop-in

 


Meet your PCL STEM tutors!  

 

PCL STEM Study Center Tutors are successful University of Texas at Austin students in the College of Natural Sciences who can help you!  

Please feel free to drop in for tutoring with any questions that you may have.  Our tutors can help you to prepare for your classes, assist with your homework assignments, and offer so much more.  

They are available to answer questions about their experiences with UT STEM coursework, what to during midterms and finals, and can provide resources to point you in the right direction towards successfully onboarding to your new college life.  


 ANJALI RAMACHANDRAN:  

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Anjali is a Senior Biochemistry major, pursuing pre-med.

Hometown:  Colleyville, TX (near Dallas, TX).

Favorite class at UT and why: My favorite class at UT is a Classical Mythology class (CC 303) I took with Dr. Todd Curtis. I have been fascinated with ancient history and mythology my entire life, and I loved the class so much that I decided to write my thesis on classical myth!

One thing you wish you would have known as a freshman: As a freshman, I wish I would have known to take other people's advice seriously. UT advisors and mentors have a lot of experience and wisdom, and it's a really good idea to listen to what they say.

Student Organizations involved in: I am an honors member of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society. I am also a member of Plan II Pre-Medical Society and the American Chemistry Society. However, most of my extra-curricular involvement comes from participating in research on campus.


 DESIREE KIBBEE: 

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Desiree is a Sophmore Biology major, pursuing pre-med.

Hometown: Joshua, TX

Favorite class at UT and why: Introductory Biology because I learned so much and it really laid the foundation for so many of the biology and science related courses I’ve taken at UT.

One thing you wish you would have known as a freshman: Time management, you save so much stress during exam times if you study consistently and start assignments early. 

Student Organizations involved in: Longhorn Dance Company, Ballet East dancer, Austin Animal Center volunteer, Dell Seton volunteer.

 

Goals: Attend medical school here in Texas and become a dermatologist. 

 


 JULIETTE LICON: 

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JULIETTE IS A SENIOR BIOLOGY MAJOR, PURSUING PRE-MED.

Hometown:  From San Antonio (Go Spurs Go!)

Favorite class at UT and why: Principles of animal behavior was my favorite because of my extremely animated and witty professor, Dr. Cummings, and that I got to learn why animals (including humans) do things that seem to be weird. Every behavior has some sort of reason behind it! 

One thing you wish you would have known as a freshman: Make time to do things that are actually for your own enjoyment (even if you don't think it's going to be the biggest resume booster). There's always going to be another test or homework assignment, but that doesn't mean you should stop living your life or pursuing hobbies and bringing a little light into your life. 

Student Organizations involved in: I was in Biology Scholars Program, and now I'm in Texas Bluebonnets, a spirit group! I spend the rest of my time baking, playing intramural soccer, tutoring STEM classes, and conducting research for the children's research center in the psychology department.  

 

Aside from tutoring, I'm often in the Children's Research Center, helping to conduct child psychology research or at the gym and fields playing all kinds of intramural sports.

 

When I'm not on campus, you can find me hiking, reading, or baking (my goal is to create the perfect banana bread!). I'm also in Texas Bluebonnets, a women's spirit organization here at UT! I love meeting new people and seeing them succeed in their endeavors so I'm looking forward to meeting you this year!

 


 LIVIA FROST: 

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Livia is a second year public health major with a concentration in infectious disease and microbiology.

Student Organizations involved in: Livia is also co-president of Doctors Without Borders and is in the Jefferson Scholars Program; she loves to travel and learn. 

Livia loves helping others fully understand biology and chemistry and is excited to help out at the PCL STEM Center!


 VIVEK PATEL :   

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 YUNJIE "JESSIE" XIAO: 

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JESSIE IS A SOPHMORE BIOLOGY MAJOR, PURSUING PRE-MED.

Hometown:  Katy, TX

Favorite class at UT and why: Classical Mythology because I get to hear some crazy myth stories. 

One thing you wish you would have known as a freshman: Study hard but also enjoy your freshman year! 

Student Organizations involved in: Texas HOSA, American Society of Microbiology, Freshman Research Initiative, Biology Scholars Program.

 

"Hi guys, my name is Yunjie Xiao, but I would also respond by my nickname, Jessie.

A little fun fact about me: I have lived in Katy, Texas for 11 years, but I was born in Shandong China.

Looking forward to seeing you during tutoring!" 

 


 Gabrielle edwards: 

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Gabrielle is a sophomore Human Biology Major on the pre-medical route.

 

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

 

Favorite Class at UT and why: My Greek Archaeology course.  It was really fascinating to study and gain an appreciation for the historical significance of some really stunning artwork.  It put ancient history in a new light for me!

 

One thing I wish I knew as a freshman: How to manage time.  If you can do it effectively, you can make time for good grades AND fun.  It doesn't have to be an either or!

 

Student Organizations involved in: Women in Medicine, Texas Bluebonnets, Women in Natural Sciences, Creative Art Collective

 


 PAOLA VALENCIA: 

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Paola is a second-year Neuroscience BSA Pre-Med student.

Hometown:  San Antonio, TX

Favorite class at UT and why: My favorite classes were the introductory chemistry classes (CH301 and CH302) because Dr. Biberdorf was an amazing professor that made chemistry really fun. I started to enjoy learning about chemistry, and it quickly became my favorite subject.   

One thing you wish you would have known as a freshman: Manage your time carefully. Make sure to study ahead of time, but also save some time to have fun. 

Student Organizations involved in: I am in Lion’s Club, and I’m a student research assistant for a project on campus. 

 


 isio Oguni: 

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 Isio is a sophomore biochemistry major- Pre-MD/PhD

 

Hometown: Muscat, Oman

 

Favorite Class at UT and why: Intro to Health and Society! I loved the content and thinking about the problems facing healthcare. My professor also had the most interesting stories to accompany the material which made the class even more interesting and engaging.

 

One thing I wish I knew as a freshman: Calm down! Take time to breathe! Your health is just as important as your academics.

 

Student Organizations involved in: Alpha Epsilon Delta, The Guides of Texas, Biology Scholars Program. I’m also in a faculty research lab on campus and volunteer at Dell Children's Hospital.


 

MEG Cartwright:

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MEG IS A SECOND YEAR NURSING STUDENT who tutors BIO 326M & BIO 446L.

 

Hometown:  Plano, TX

Favorite class at UT and why: My favorite class at UT was Medical Microbiology because I thought it was fascinating to learn about the various methods our bodies use to fight off infections and how antibiotics work on a molecular level. Learning about the many complexities within me made me realize how cool it is that I exist! 

One thing you wish you would have known as a freshman: Going to office hours is SO beneficial. Not only will most TAs/Professors give you helpful tips and tricks for taking the tests, but they really slow things down and explain things at a pace that is much more manageable. It’s not as scary as you may think and it’s important to build personal relationships with professors and learn from them!

Student Organizations involved in: I am in a Christian fellowship organization called Student Mobilization, I hold a leadership position in Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and I volunteer at local Austin elementary schools and the Austin Stone church.